April 2022 Monthly Round-up

Welcome Guild Members and Friends! The Monthly Round-up is where you’ll find a summary of upcoming guests, workshops, knit-alongs, with topics and links gleaned from our monthly meetings. Please enjoy and feel free to drop us a line with any suggestions or corrections. knittingguildofthedesert@outlook.com


Our May 2nd Meeting will feature a presentation from our very own James Cox!

The Knitting Zoo


2022-2023 Knitting Guild of the Desert Project and Fashion Show Theme 

Knit (or crochet) an animal – or a whole zoo! 

We will reveal a new animal pattern each month 

Show your animals at our monthly show and tell 

Special Prize Drawing will be held at the 2023 Fashion Show – The Knitting Zoo, you will receive an entry into the drawing for each animal you provide 

  • Completed animals can be turned in at any KG guild meeting 
  • You may use any animal pattern, not just the ones provided at our meetings 
  • All animals will NOT be returned and will be donated to a local charity (to be determined)
  • Animals must be at least 5” or larger – no miniatures! 
  • These will be given to children at shelters, so think of this as you are creating your zoo!

Book Review, Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh

This book has patterns covering several different themes

  • Vegetables 
  • Underwater Creatures
  • Garden creatures
  • Mythical creatures

My favorite is the octopus, but there’s a jellyfish, praying mantis, earthworm and even the Loch Ness monster and a desert favorite, the Jackalope. There’s a pattern for every skill level, and a helpful beginning section covering the techniques. Most of the patterns are also available on Ravelry, but the book is very affordable and available used


March we travelled another 34,531 yarn yards

Bringing our grand total to 168,830 yarn yards (76% of Goal!)

We’re aiming for the Moon! 225,623 Yarn Yards!

The March Winner is: Mary Chavin

Click below for:

Mileage maker info, Tracking sheet only

April Knitting Zoo Patterns

Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies !

(Enjoy the free patterns, make a bunny from them, or use your own pattern)

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